The Agitation of the Mind announces that tonight’s review of a certain light romantic comedy by Ruggero Deodato has unfortunately been delayed.
I have no other excuse than I’ve spent the last couple of hours churning out 1,500 words and the review is nowhere near finished.
I’m starting to worry about myself. Give me an acknowledged classic of world cinema, something that would send Leslie Halliwell into raptures, and I’m done with it in about 700 words. Give me ‘Thriller – A Cruel Picture’ and I pen a 1,800 word epic and bulk it out even more with two dozen screengrabs.
What I’m going to do with the ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ review, just to keep it manageable, is split it into three articles which I’ll post over the next three nights. The first will look at the furore which greeted the film’s release and the controversies that still cling to it; the second will be a more or less straightforward review; and in the third I’ll look at why ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ is an important film never mind how gut-wrenchingly unpleasant it is.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of my neighbours’ cat; it’s the last nice thing you’re going to see on the blog this week.